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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he intends to make estimates of the number of people expected to be diagnosed with cancer over the medium-to long-term to inform the NHS Cancer Plan, as recommended in paragraph 2.10, page 22 of the National Audit Office Report, The NHS Cancer Plan: AProgress Report; 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department welcomes the National Audit Office report, The NHS Cancer Plan: A Progress Report", and will take account of the issues raised and the recommendations made as we further develop and improve cancer services. The report will be discussed in detail at a Committee of Public Accounts hearing scheduled for 23 March 2005. Sir Nigel Crisp, chief executive of the national health service and Professor Mike Richards, national cancer director, will give evidence at the hearing. The Government will respond to the Committee's subsequent report in the form of a Treasury Minute.
To ask the Secretary of State for Healthwhen he expects to complete the investment tracking exercise on funding for cancer services, as
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described in paragraph 1.10, page 10, of the National Audit Office Report, The NHS Cancer Plan: A Progress Report. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: As stated in the National Audit Office Report, preliminary results from the second investment tracking exercise show that the £570 million target should be met. Final validation of the data received is currently being undertaken, and it is expected that the results of the exercise will be available in spring 2005.
Miss Melanie Johnson: All of the 29 tertiary cardiac centres in England are equipped for and capable of administering electrophysiological interventions in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. They are located within the following national health service trusts.
Miss Melanie Johnson:
I published the Choosing Health" delivery plan together with Choosing a Better Diet"a food and health action plan and Choosing
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Activity"a physical activity action plan, on 9 March, which set out how the Government will deliver on a range of public health interventions to reduce the risks to the whole population and to key sectors, including young people. These plans set out in detail specific measures to reduce tobacco consumption, increase healthy diets and physical activity all of which are key behaviours for reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) independent and (b) local authority care (i) homes and (ii) places there were in each local authority area in England providing (A) nursing care and (B) residential care in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
I understand from the chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that figures for later years were collected by the National Care Standards Commission, and now CSCI, but comparable details are not available.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 February 2005, Official Report, columns 13536W, on care homes, how many (a) privately-owned and (b) local authority owned care homes there are in the Vale of York according to regionalised data provided by the Commission for Social Care Inspection. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: I understand from the chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection that information on the number of registered care homes by sector and local authority area is not yet available.
Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the orders to increase the regulatory fees in 200506 for care homes and social care providers are expected to be laid before Parliament; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Ladyman [holding answer 21 March 2005]: The Commission for Social Care Inspection (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 were laid before Parliament on 10 March 2005 and come into force on 1 April 2005. I refer the hon. Member to the written statement I made on 8 February 2005, Official Report, column 77WS.
Virginia Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State forHealth when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary will reply to the letter of 7 February from the right hon.Member for South West Surrey on action for carers. 
Dr. Ladyman: The Department has no record of having received a letter dated 7 February from the right hon. Member for South West Surrey on action for carers. A letter on this subject, dated 9 March, was received by the Department on 15 March and a response will be provided before the easter recess.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the process is for appointing a new chair for the Chorley South Ribble Primary Care Trust; and what the time scale is for the appointment. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The Secretary of State has delegated his functions relating to the appointments to primary care trusts to the National Health Service Appointments Commission. I have asked the chair, SirWilliam Wells, to write directly to my hon. Friend with the information he has requested.
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